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Hotel AKA Boston Common

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Hotel AKA Boston Common combines sophisticated luxury and a prime location in the heart of Boston. It's thoughtfully designed spaces, from the lobby to guestrooms and suites, offer a refined experience with a nod to the city's rich history. Conveniently situated in the city center, it provides easy access to Boston's key attractions, corporate offices, and more.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
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Sofa
Telephone
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Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Julia E wrote a review Jan 2024
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i am writing with praise and deep appreciation for wendy at the boston common location of AKA. from the moment we approached the desk, wendy was warm, hospitable, and so helpful! she truly went above and beyond to make sure our stay was special. i believe that all employees deserve a living wage and benefits, and wendy is no exception. but if it were up to me, she would get an extra bonus too. thank you wendy!!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear, JuliaM5015SN Thank you for your heartfelt praise of Wendy at our AKA Boston Common location. We're delighted to hear about the exceptional service she provided during your stay. Recognizing the value and dedication of team members like Wendy is crucial to us, and your suggestion for additional recognition is warmly noted. We're proud to have her on our team and glad she made your visit special. Thanks again for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards
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Sashka R wrote a review Jul 2023
New York City, New York2 contributions4 helpful votes
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Beautiful remodel, great location and Nicole at the front desk made check in a breeze and was lovely and super helpful about restaurant recommendations. The proximity to Boston Commons and the Seaport is really nice as well.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Michael Chovanes, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Jul 15, 2023
Dear SashkaR, We appreciate your positive review of Hotel AKA Boston Common! We are grateful to hear of your fantastic experience during your recent stay with us. Our team prides ourselves on providing unique and personalized service that cannot be matched anywhere else! Nicole, along with the rest of our exceptional team, ensures that all of our guests enjoy a memorable luxury experience when visiting Boston. Thank you again for staying with us. Please reach out to our Team directly and we will be delighted to personally oversee your future stay. Warm Regards, Michael Chovanes Front Office Manager
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erron b wrote a review Jan 2024
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Nicole at the front desk is really great and very friendly when arriving to the hotel! The gym is 24 hours which is great for those traveling out of town for work or fun. Also, Happy Hour in the main lobby is good vibe. Very close to different restaurants and bars.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear, erronb2024 Thank you for your five-star review! We're delighted Nicole at the front desk made your arrival special, and that you enjoyed our 24-hour gym and Social Hour. I am delighted to know that our proximity to entertainment options, like restaurants and bars, enhanced your stay. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit to Hotel AKA Boston Common. Best regards,
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Michael Scott P wrote a review Jan 2024
Salt Lake City, Utah4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is my third time staying in the AKA Boston Common within the past year, and the customer service has been phenomenal! Everyone took great care of me and my family during the Boston Marathon, which caused me to book two subsequent stays for business travel. During all three visits, Nicole went above and beyond to make our stay a great experience. Her kindness and enthusiasm really made a difference! Leo was also very helpful. In addition, the rooms are classy and the hotel is located in a great part of town!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear, Michaels0ttp Thank you for your wonderful review and mention of Nicole's outstanding service. We're delighted she provided a warm welcome after your long day. It's also great to hear you enjoyed our hotel's unique design and cozy bar. Your recommendation is highly valued, and we look forward to welcoming you, your family, and your friends in the future.
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Sarah E wrote a review Jan 2024
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We were stuck in Boston due to a flight cancelation. Nicole at check in was extremely professional, helpful and friendly. She provided a wonderful first impression. After spending the day in the airport, she was a breath of fresh air. The hotel is visually stunning. This isn't your typical cut and paste hotel. Every corner offers something new. The hotel bar was quaint. Definitely would recommend this hotel to family and friends!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Jan 18, 2024
Dear, T414KZsarahe Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that Nicole made a positive impression on your stay with her professionalism, helpfulness, and friendliness. It's wonderful to know that she provided a breath of fresh air after a challenging day. We're equally thrilled that you found our hotel visually stunning and appreciated the unique touches in every corner. It's our goal to provide a memorable and distinctive experience for our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to AKA Boston Common! Best, regards
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Suzy Hamilton wrote a review Dec 2023
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts4 contributions
We just returned from a getaway for Christmas shopping in our favorite city of Boston. What a treat our stay was at The Hotel AKA Boston Common. We were greeted personally upon arrival, by Mauro Cristian Aguilar, the Director of Operations at the hotel. Mauro and his staff from front desk personnel, housekeepers, valets and restaurant staff, could not have been more welcoming! Our room was tucked away on a corner overlooking every exciting site that the Boston skyline offers... the Freedom Trail, the steeple of the historic Park Street Church, the State Capitol building, the Boston Common and more! It was made even more picturesque with the gorgeous Christmas light displays everywhere. The ease of this central location to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Washington Street shopping and the Seaport District makes this hotel a perfect choice. We understand that a complete renovation of the building will be underway soon and will rival their AKA Back Bay Hotel. We plan to return on our next trip for the theater, and will look forward to another stay when the renovation project is complete. The personal touch of all AKA staff members makes this hotel a welcome 'home away from home'. Thank you Mauro and staff... we will see you soon again! With appreciation - Rob & Suzy Hamilton - Cape Cod
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Dec 28, 2023
Dear, Suzham19 We are thrilled to receive your glowing review following your recent Christmas shopping getaway in Boston. Thank you for choosing The Hotel AKA Boston Common for your stay, and we're delighted to hear that it was such a treat for you. We eagerly anticipate your return to Boston and look forward to hosting you after our renovation project is complete. Warm regards,
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LAURIE N wrote a review Dec 2023
Wadsworth, Illinois9 contributions1 helpful vote
Everyone is “Somebody”. From the moment we walked through the front door at the AKA we were treated like Somebody Special. Their hospitality and service was exceptional. Their accommodations were excellent and their service went above and beyond. Each employee we encountered left us smiling. They have a social hour for their guests every evening which affords the opportunity to meet their management as well as other guests. To learn and share with other travelers was an incredible pleasure. Located by the Boston Commons, we found it easy to navigate and enjoy Boston in any direction we chose. Our room had a glorious view of the park decked out in it’s Holiday lights. We highly recommend this hotel and will look forward to returning to this location when next we visit.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t miss the social hour!
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Dec 20, 2023
Dear LAURIEN700, Thank you for your glowing review! Your mention of feeling like "Somebody Special" at AKA. Your kind words about our exceptional hospitality, accommodations, and friendly staff have made our day. We're delighted you enjoyed our social hour, the convenient location by Boston Commons, and the festive view from your room. We appreciate your high recommendation and can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit. Warm regards,
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Jaymccutchen wrote a review Dec 2023
Milford, Massachusetts1 contribution
This hotel is a mess. I arrive and let both the valet AND the employee at check in that I needed my car the 5am because I had a flight to catch. The employee even says “Ok. 5am” to himself as he hits something down. Went to the restaurant/bar through a door that was labeled the name of the restaurant and went upstairs to grab some food. It was literally empty. Like, no employees either. I say “Ok. No biggie” so I head down to ask the front desk for a Coke. He proceeds to look at the wall of booze in the lobby and say “we only have this”. I show him the menu that says “Coca Cola $4”. He’s like “Oh. I guess we do. I’ll get it upstairs.” Ok. Weird… no big deal though. Maybe his new. Get to the room and it’s nice enough. The shower is another story. The valve seems to be busted and only works as a shower in one specific position and at very low pressure. The water doesn’t get that hot so I rush the shower just to get it over with. Bigger deal to me. I hate bad showers. No excuse at a hotel. This is where I decided “Nah. I’m 1 starting this joint”. Morning hits and I walk down stairs at 5:05 and say “I need my car, please” and the lady tells me “Valet doesn’t start till 7am” then proceeds to tell me how to walk to the parking garage. She did not apologize and seemed annoyed when I returned after the security guy at the lot insisted I needed to go to the hotel next door and yelled at me for saying he was wrong and didn’t even know there where two hotels using the lot. At one point we were locked out of the hotel in some air lock room by valet with heat pumping in and I knock on the door. The women at the front desk walks up and seems annoyed “Can I help you”. I’m like “Yeah. What is going on.” “Oh we are getting your car” she says. Thanks for the update. This whole experience was amateurish and terrible customer service and hospitality. Do NOT stay here. I get
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Avoid staying here.
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Dec 28, 2023
Dear, Jaymccutchen Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention during our recent conversation. I want to assure you that we have already addressed the issues you raised with the relevant departments, and corrective measures are being implemented. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we are committed to making the necessary improvements to enhance the guest experience. I appreciate your time in discussing these matters, and I genuinely appreciate your willingness to provide us with another opportunity. We look forward to welcoming you back and exceeding your expectations. Best regards,
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Peter B wrote a review Dec 2023
Durham, United Kingdom59 contributions29 helpful votes
An immaculate room on the 17th floor gave a memorable view of the Christmas lights on Boston Common. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff could not have been more obliging particularly Shirley and William.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Dec 13, 2023
Dear, peterwb007 Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us on Trip Advisor! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the mesmerizing view of the Christmas lights on Boston Common from our 17th floor, Your kind words about the staff, particularly Shirley and William, truly warm our hearts. It's our commitment to provide exceptional hospitality, and we're thrilled to have exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your sharing this positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay at Aka Boston Common.
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Joescuderi wrote a review Dec 2023
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Excellent accommodations, ,highly recommend ,friendly staff, nearby many avenues, ,will definitely come back soon ,great atmosphere and service ,in the Hart of Boston best atmosphere,, truly awesome,, come stay here you won’t regret it
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Mauro Cristian Aguilar, Other at Hotel AKA Boston Common
Responded Dec 13, 2023
Dear Salvator2000, Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience with our accommodations and found our staff to be friendly. It's wonderful to know that our location, atmosphere, and service met your expectations. We appreciate your recommendation and are delighted that you plan to come back soon. Your kind words motivate us to continue providing the best hospitality in the heart of Boston. Looking forward to welcoming you again for another truly memorable stay!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel AKA Boston Common
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Nearby attractions include Freedom Trail (0.3 km), Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner (0.07 km), and Escape The Room Boston (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Bonjour, Sam LaGrassa's, and Thinking Cup.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel AKA Boston Common located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Boston.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel AKA Boston Common?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel AKA Boston Common offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.